City Man Facing Cocaine Charge At Post Office
A city man who attempted to pick up cocaine sent through the U.S. Postal Service has been charged.
Jeffrey John Guzman Suarez, 29, was released on conditions after making an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. He is facing a charge of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
According to the criminal complaint, Postal Inspectors on Oct. 2 were alerted to a suspicious Priority Mail parcel addressed to Guzman Suarez sent from Puerto Rico. A search warrant was obtained, and inside the parcel investigators found a small portable charcoal grill.
“Inside was an off-white chunky substance in brick form wrapped in multiple layers of plastic wrap, food storage bags and cleaning wipes,” U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said.
“The substance was determined to be cocaine.”
Guzman Suarez picked up the parcel on Oct. 11; he was taken into custody after leaving the post office.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.
The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Jamestown Police Department.